“Ah, My Aching Head!” Assessing and Managing Workplace Head Injuries

Presenters: Kim Olszewski DNP, CRNP, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN is an ANCC board certified adult nurse practitioner, and is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist and Case Manager from the American Board of Occupational Health Nurses.  In 2007, she received her Fellowship distinction from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.  Kim currently serves on the AAOHN Board of Directors, and is past President of the Northeast Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

Ann Marie Loiseau, DNP, MS, BSN, RN, CCM is a registered nurse, with a doctor of nursing practice degree.  She also has a Master of Science in education.  She is a certified case manager, school nurse, and elementary education teacher.  She has RN experience as a hospital staff nurse in medical/surgical and pediatric units, ambulatory care, home health, and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.  She was a case manager for individuals who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle or occupational accident, or had a long-term disability.

Date/Time: February 22, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Description: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) are caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild,”, such as a concussion, causing a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to “severe” which results in an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. Occupational Health Nurses must be able to quickly identify and assess workers with head trauma.  Understanding evidence based practice evaluation for TBI’s is necessary to improve worker health outcomes. This session will assist the occupational health professional to enhance assessment skills relating to concussion management, including use of assessment tools, physical examination, and implementation and management of TBI’s in the workplace.

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Jointly Provided by AAOHN and the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering